Mrs Mary Anne Smith
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02326
Essential contact details are initially checked by phone or online if this is your preference. This also gives you opportunity to briefly describe your presenting issue, unless you have already stated this in your first contact so that I can assess whether or not, the issue you want to address, is something I feel qualified to take forward. If not, then I can help you with referral to a different colleague or organisation. This ensures the best quality of service. Contract details are also discussed & the decision to take up therapy, at this stage, is purely your choice then a mutually agreed date & time can be arranged for an initial face-to-face (Telephone/Skype/Zoom) session.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAccredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) 2019 & working under the NCS Code of Ethics (available to view online). 100 supervised client contact hours completed during Accreditation Training, endorsed by the Professional Standards Authority.
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AdDipPC) August 2018
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Level 4 (Dip CST) Feb 2017
My professional membership means that I work within an ethical framework at all times, to ensure your safety. This includes regular monthly supervision & ongoing personal & professional development, offering you the most up-to-date service.
I qualified as an accredited Hypnotherapist in 2015 following a fulfilling life-long career as a Pharmacist. I feel that my dedication in this professional role has cultivated a deeper level of empathy in relation to a wide range of medical conditions. Ultimately this means that I can wholeheartedly support you on your therapeutic journey.
I also currently work as a part-time volunteer counsellor for a Counselling Charity in Bristol (Knowle West Health Association) which offers free open-ended counselling.
- What I can help with
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Emotional issues
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Languages Spoken